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Comparative Study of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation Vs Ischemic Compression in Myofascial Trigger Points on Upper Trapezius Muscle in Professional Badminton Players
Study design: Pre-post experimental study design. Background: The presence of trigger points over trapezius muscle is one of the major reasons of injuries in badminton players. Trigger points affect the flexibility of muscles which if untreated leads to dysfunctions. This alters the biomechanics of badminton gameplay. Objective: Hence, present study was undertaken to find out and compare the effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and ischemic compression in trapezius trigger points in badminton players. Procedure: In this study, 30 participants were recruited based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were divided in 2 groups of 15 each. Each intervention was administered to them for a period of 2 weeks, 2 sessions per week in respective groups. Pre and post assessment was taken using following outcome measures-NPRS, pain pressure threshold and cervical range of motion. Results: There was significant increase in the pain pressure threshold of the players and the cervical range of motion in the IASTM group. There was decrease in the NPRS findings in the IASTM group. Conclusion: The results suggested that IASTM showed better results than ischemic compression in relieving trapezius trigger points.
Trapezius, Trigger Points, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Ischemic Compression.
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